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          NTSE 2025 - State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of all States and Union territories will conduct the stage 1 of NTSE at the state level while NCERT will conduct the stage 2 at the national level. Only candidates who qualify NTSE 2025 stage 1 will be eligible to appear for stage 2.

          The NTSE 2025 stage 1 will be held for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands on November 3 while for all other states and UTs (except West Bengal), it will be conducted on November 4, 2024. This year, NTSE 2025 West Bengal will take place separately on November 18, 2024.

What's New in NTSE 2025?

    This year, NCERT has introduced a few changes in the exam as mentioned below:

  • No Language Paper - Till last year, NTSE included a language paper, the marks of which were not really counted while calculating the total score. From this year, the language paper has been abolished.
  • New Reservation - NTSE 2025 has added an extra reservation of 27% for OBC (Non-creamy Layer) apart from the existing 15%, 7.5% and 4% for SC, ST and Physically Handicapped. The income limit currently is 8 Lakh per annum for OBC NCL.
  • The duration of the exam has been increased to 4 hours from 3 hours till last year. Duration for MAT and SAT is 2 hours each.

Application Status:

  • The NTSE application form 2025 for Stage 1 has been released by States/UTs.
  • The admit card for NTSE stage 1 will be available online in the second week of October.
  • NTSE 2025 - it's important dates, application form, eligibility, result, qualifying criteria, reservation and selection criteria.

NTSE 2025 Important Dates

Events Important Dates
Notification Last week of July, 2024
Application begins August, 2024
Last date of NTSE application form Will be announced separately by each state/UT
Admit card of NTSE stage 1 Second week of October, 2024
Admit Card Availability 1st week of May 2025
NTSE stage 1 exam (for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands) November 3, 2024
NTSE stage 1 exam (for all other states and UTs except West Bengal) November 4, 2024
NTSE stage 1 exam (for West Bengal) November 18, 2024
Result of NTSE Stage 1 January/February 2025

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